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Company Overview

Weichenwerk Wörth GmbH is a joint venture of voestalpine Turnout Technology Zeltweg GmbH, a subsidiary of the world's leading provider of system solutions for railway infrastructure, voestalpine Railway Systems, and ÖBB Infrastructure AG.

The Wörth plant is a competence center for the production of turnouts and other permanent way material and looks back on a history of more than 100 years as a reliable and successful partner of the railroads. WWG is located near St. Pölten, Lower Austria, 60km west of Vienna.

By establishing the joint venture, two major Austrian groups have pooled their expertise in turnout technology. The voestalpine Railway Systems Group is the world market leader in turnout systems. It has a global presence and extensive experience of many different markets. ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) is one of Europe’s leading railway companies.

Flexibility, sustainability, immediate availability, highest quality and delivery reliability, the commitment of our employees and appreciative interaction are just a few words that characterize our company.

We are specialists in the manufacture of turnouts and related components, insulated joints and other permanent way products. Over the past few years we have harnessed our expertise to expand into the services sector, and WWG is now the European market leader in turnout logistics. Customer benefits include improved assembly quality and shorter line closure periods. Our range of services now includes an initialservice for turnouts which extends their useful life, regular turnout maintenance, technical services and take-back of old turnouts for recycling using tilting wagons (WTM). With the newly opened drilling plant for wooden sleepers, WWG has become a true full-service supplier.

Our workforce of over 170 employees serves the needs of operators of main line, short-distance and mixed traffic railways, as well as industrial, narrow gauge and rack railways.

We demonstrate our responsible business practices through certifications in the areas of Quality (ISO 9001:2015), Occupational Safety (ISO 45001:2018), Environment (ISO 14001:2015), as well as emphasis on work-life balance.